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Elfa on the Shelf

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It’s day 1,489 of quarantine, or so it seems, and in addition to having a baby during this crazy time I’ve gone a little stir crazy and started installing Elfa shelving anywhere I can. When I first moved into my home I designed and installed Elfa shelving in the master closet and my daughter’s closet…. continue reading »

10 Easy Ways to Find More Space in Your Home

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Find more space in your home by clearing out the clutter! Follow these ten tips and I promise you that your home will feel more spacious and organized. PantriesCreate room by removing the large and awkward food packaging. Purchase clear, air-tight containers, take the box of your food item, and cut out the product name, nutritional facts and expiration date. Tape them to the inside of your… continue reading »

Going Back to School While Staying Put

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The 2020 – 2021 school year looks different than any other school year, and parents and students need to stay extra organized to keep on top of the virtual schooling workload. Here are some tips to help you through this school year. Create a Workspace: Find a quiet area for your student to concentrate on… continue reading »

Storage Solutions for Downsizing

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Happy hot August, I hope everyone is staying cool and staying safe. Many of my clients have decamped to the shore or upstate, some even leaving their city homes permanently or renting them out long-term. My clients who are staying are majorly decluttering their homes to create more space and address what’s really important to… continue reading »

Simplifying & Slowing Down

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With some of us in our fourth month of staying at home, I hope a routine has developed. Even though this new routine was not of our choosing, try to find the beauty in slowing down, now that the distractions of commitments have fallen away. When things start back up again, shed unnecessary tasks from… continue reading »

How to Properly Organize Photos

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Side view of a lot of old color photos

Since we’ve all got a lot of time on our hands, it’s a perfect time to tackle a large photo organizing project. Using my same five categories of organization, here is how to start organizing your physical and digital photos. Assemble your entire photo collection together, if digital, search your computer to gather them all.Sort… continue reading »

How to Make Your Home Stand Out During a Virtual Tour

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April 16, 2020 – By Lexi Klinkenberg The real estate industry has been shifting to a digital landscape over the years, but no one expected the digital revolution to happen so quickly. We’re seeing the effects of COVID-19 on the US housing market, stay-at-home orders have brought most traditional open houses to a temporary halt, and in-person showings… continue reading »

Finding Clarity During Challenging Times

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I hesitate to address social issues or anything that’s not light and helpful but since we’re all going through COVID-19 together I feel I can offer something helpful. Here in the NYC-area we’re going through a near total loss of income, long lines and empty grocery shelves, and most tragically, the loss of loved ones,… continue reading »

Meal Planning is Easier Than You Think

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Meal Planning is Easier Than You Think Benefits of Meal Planning Saves time Saves money Healthier eating Eliminates the “what’s for dinner?” question Reduces food waste If meal planning sounds daunting, start simple. Meal plan your dinners for a week using the foundation 1. Protein 2. Grain 3. Vegetable. Those are just three decisions you… continue reading »

Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

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This year I’m focusing on exploring new things so I recently took a class on Feng Shui and have a million things to share with you all. Let’s start in the bedroom since it’s the room you spend the most time in and also the room I get asked to start organizing first so it’s… continue reading »